A Fairly Honourable Defeat (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

A Fairly Honourable Defeat (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

Iris Murdoch

In a gloomy comedy of mistakes, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought through Julius, a cynical highbrow who makes a decision to illustrate via a Machiavellian test how simply loving undefined, being concerned pals, and dedicated siblings can betray their loyalties. As puppet grasp, Julius artfully performs at the human tendency to include drama and intrigue and to favor the distraction of confrontations to the tricky attempt of speaking overtly and honestly.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

Show sample text content

Download sample